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Slumdog Millionaire

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Original title
Slumdog Millionaire
Running time
123 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Simon Beaufoy (Novel: Vikas Swarup)
A.R. Rahman
Anthony Dod Mantle
Co-production United Kingdom-United States;
Fox Searchlight, Celador Films, Film4 Productions, Pathé Pictures International (Distributor: Warner Independent)
Drama. Romance | Poverty. 1990s. Childhood. Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
"Slumdog Millionaire" is the story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?". But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up.
2008: 8 Academy Awards: including Best Movie, Director & Screenplay. 10 Nominations
2008: 4 Golden Globes: Best Movie Drama, Director, Screenplay, Soundtrack
2008: 7 BAFTA Awards, including Best Movie. 11 Nominations
2008: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography. 3 Nominations
2008: National Board of Review: 3 Awards, including Best Movie, Adapted Screenplay
2008: Toronto Film Festival: Best Movie
2008: Goya Awards: Best European Movie
2008: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director and Original Score
2008: 5 Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Writer. 6 Nominations
2008: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
2008: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Performance by a Cast. 2 Nominations
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Director, Screenplay, Cinematography
2008: 2 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, incl. Best Film (ex aequo). 3 Nom.
2008: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Movie, Director & Best Promising Newcomer. 5 Nominations
2009: César Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Languaje Film
2009: European Film Awards: Best Cinematography & Audience Award
2009: Gaudí Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2008: David di Donatello Awards: Best European Union Film
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